I love hanging out with the Schwelm family. I photographed Meranda and Bob's wedding in June of 2006 and since then they have had two beautiful girls, Ruby and Addison. Ruby just had her 2nd birthday and I will be photographing the children every year around their birthdays. We went to the Tyler Arboretum for some playtime and beautiful scenery. I love this place because it has such great tree houses for the kids to play in. The way I do children's portraits are more like a play date. I spend time interacting with them and really enjoy their laughter. Then I can sneak shots of their true character.
The family just moved to an old house in Media they completely restored. We went back to the house after to get some dog portraits too! They have an awesome dog named Deek who I have photographed before. He is sooo well behaved, but fast moving! They were also taking care of a friend's dog that is the same breed so getting them together was funny. I can't wait to come back to this house in the future, it's perfect for photos.
Ruby was fascinated by the huge frogs at the park. Her laughter is contagious, she was cracking me up the whole time.
I love this tree, it is on my logo image but with a bride and groom. It makes a perfect family portrait too. I think it has such beautiful symbolism to show how much this family has grown.
Here's some links to photos in the past of the Schwelms, you can see them grow.
Meranda's pregnancy photos
Ruby's 1 year portrait
Click on the arrow below to play a fun slide show of Ruby's two year old portrait session. There were so many great shots I had to make a slide show to share .